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Vivendi wins hostile bid for Gameloft, Ubisoft might be next

Vivendi wins hostile bid for Gameloft, Ubisoft might be next

The term "hostile takeover" already prejudices minds with its outright negative connotation, but that might exactly be the sentiment between Vivendi and Gameloft. Media giant Vivendi has long expressed its desire to takeover Gameloft, a giant in the mobile gaming industry, and it has now practically succeeded. Vivendi proudly announced that it now holds majority share in Gameloft, which practically means it can now take over the smaller company. Undoubtedly much to the dismay of Gameloft's execs who have publicly expressed their desire to remain an independent game maker.

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Ubisoft details The Division’s next free update

Ubisoft details The Division’s next free update

While the last month or so has seen some difficult times in the game world of The Division, mostly in the form of players discovering exploits and developer Massive's controversial decision to punish them, another free content update is landing this week before publisher Ubisoft moves on to the paid DLC releases. Titled "Conflict," update 1.2 will introduce a new enemy challenge, as well as some important changes to the Dark Zone, The Division's multiplayer area where players must fend for themselves against anyone and everyone.

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Assassin’s Creed debut movie trailer features secrecy and fighting

Assassin’s Creed debut movie trailer features secrecy and fighting

Movies adapted from video games have yet to earn a decent reputation, but the latest franchise to try is Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed. The movie of the same name will be hitting theaters this fall on December 21st, at least giving Assassin's fans something as the game series takes a year off to focus on development. The first real trailer for the movie has just been released, revealing that star Michael Fassbender will be taking on the role of an assassin in a story that will be familiar to those who've played any of the games.

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‘The Division’ cheaters face new detection methods, exploit sanctions

‘The Division’ cheaters face new detection methods, exploit sanctions

Ubisoft is cracking down on “The Division” cheaters, saying in a statement today that it is strengthening its anti-cheaters efforts to deal with the issue. Gamers have been vocal in their outcry about the issue; to satisfy them, Ubisoft has new cheat detection methods for hunting down a greater number of unfair gamers. As well, Ubisoft says those who are caught cheating will also face a longer first-offense suspension and won’t be given a second chance.

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Ubisoft patches two major exploits in The Division

Ubisoft patches two major exploits in The Division

With the first round of content for Tom Clancy's: The Division, Ubisoft had to work on some balancing issues. This was mostly centered around the game's crafting, and ended up making it a lot harder to craft weapons and other gear. Considering how easy it was to craft the best stuff, it wasn't too surprising. Of course, that was the least of their problems, and they released a patch today to address two other major issues with the game.

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Crafting in The Division is about to get a lot harder

Crafting in The Division is about to get a lot harder

When an online, multiplayer game gets released, there are obviously some balancing issues that have to be rectified over time. This usually means changing the damage output of weapons, or making adjustments to special abilities. Well, The Division is about to go through some balancing changes next week, and it's got a lot of players upset.

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‘The Division’ made $330m in first week, set new record

‘The Division’ made $330m in first week, set new record

The Division had the biggest first week ever for a new game franchise, Ubisoft has announced. The video game raked in $330 million across the globe during its first five days, beating out Destiny and others to take the new record. As well, this makes The Division Ubisoft’s highest bestselling game ever, something that isn’t surprising considering it has already broken at least one other record.

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Oculus VR Preview – Eagle Flight

Oculus VR Preview – Eagle Flight

If there's anything I've learned about virtual reality, it's that you have to go into it with an open mind. Sometimes you'll see a game, and think that there's no way that it will be anything more than slightly amusing. That's how I felt about Eagle Flight, until I strapped in and started playing it.

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Assassin’s Creed movie ticket preorder includes a crossbow for $1200

Assassin’s Creed movie ticket preorder includes a crossbow for $1200

You wouldn't bat an eye at the announcement of a pre-order campaign for a big upcoming video game — one where an increased price and down payment includes anything from a figurine to in-game items like weapons or costumes — so developer Ubisoft is looking to apply the same strategy to the theatrical movie release of Assassin's Creed. For a whopping $1,200 you can pre-order your ticket to the movie, which isn't expected until December, and score a replica crossbow.

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Tom Clancy’s The Division problems strike launch day

Tom Clancy’s The Division problems strike launch day

As hotly-anticipated games go, Tom Clancy's The Division was one of the hottest. Fresh off the back of a wildly-popular beta - which saw a record-setting 6.4m players take part - the game launched today for PC, Xbox, and PlayStation; however, as you might have predicted, not everything went quite to plan.

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Must-Have PC Games of 2016

Must-Have PC Games of 2016

While I tend to keep up with the latest console releases, I'm a PC gamer at heart. I like having a good computer with a nice screen that's going to play games with the graphics turned up as high as I can get them. I also like how easy it is to find games on the cheap, thanks to Steam sales, Humble Bundle specials, and countless others.

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The Division’s first year of DLC gets outlined

The Division’s first year of DLC gets outlined

With Tom Clancy's The Division coming out soon, Ubisoft has decided to outline what their future plans are for the game. Well, the plans for the next year or so, at least. And while there is DLC that you'll have to pay for, they do have plans for additional content that will be released for free.

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